By Glenn Stewart
On a somewhat dreary day the Green team fought off hypothermia to post times that, if not up to individual expectations, were quite fine none the less.
Seven men went sub three – paced by Jason Bui (in 2:48:26) and then Justin Patronick no long after (in 2:51:16). They ran together to about half-way when Justin opened that small gap that Jason closed on the Newton hills, ultimately passing Justin at BC.
The trio of Mike Girouard, EJ Hyrnowski and Alex Eld ran the race together (garnering major face time on WBZ TV). The boys ran negative splits to 2:57:38 (for Mike), 2:57:42 (EJ) and 2:58:09 (Alex). Ask about the order of finish Mike said once they turned onto Boylston – it was a scramble and they got splintered.
Dave Oliver ran the most even splits of the day to a 2:58:44.
The final sub-3 man was Jason Wertz in 2:59:49.
The open men (Jason, Justin, Alex) finished in 36th. The Masters Men (Mike, EJ, Dave) finished in 21st.
Top lady was Candice Gagnon (in 3:17:24). Not far behind was master runner (Boston veteran) Jill Trotter (in 3:20:22). Lauren Liuzzo (who forgot to tell us she was running – and so was not on the Green team ) was 3:37:22.
The Open Women (Candice, Katie Gessler 3:34:04, Sue Bourque 3:34:25) were 32nd. The Master Women (Jill, Kristen Allen 3:31:30, Bethany Knottner 3:36:15) had the best finish of the four teams – a 14th place finish.
On the negative side – our sun-belt ambassador, Jack Pierce was felled by a woman who came to a sudden stop in front of him somewhere around mile 20. Not surprisingly, given the conditions, she took Jack down – resulting in an ambulance ride, seven stiches, a black eye and countless scratches and bruises. It really sucks when people stop without warning. It’s a hazard in all marathons, but is especially acute at Boston. We wish Jack the best in recovery.
Needless to say – congratulations to everyone that ran!
Writeup complete with times can be found here.